Farming For Food And For Nature session in EU Green Week 2020

EU Green Week 2020 takes place from October 19 to 22 and focuses on the theme of nature and biodiversity. This virtual conference has many interesting sessions which will examine how EU policies such as the European Green Deal, and more specifically the Farm to Fork Strategy.

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The three day EU Green Week 2020 virtual conference takes place from October 20 to 22, 2020 and features many interesting sessions with topics ranging from circular economy, forest health and resilience, to biodiversity's role in sustainable food systems. The session we highlight here is most relevant to farmers and farm advisors - the interactive Session 3.4 "Farming For Food And For Nature. How Farmers Can Become The Actors Of The Sustainability Transition" on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 12:00-13:00. Here speakers and participants will discuss the potential of the agroecological practices and how best to integrate them in the CAP Strategic Plans to achieve maximum benefits for all stakeholders.

The European Commission explains the rationelle behind the session: "With the publication of the Farm to Fork Strategy and the Biodiversity Strategy, EU Member States have the opportunity to include in their CAP Strategic Plans concrete measures to substantially support farmers in the transition to more resilient and sustainable agriculture. The targets presented in the two strategies for 2030 provide a framework for policy-makers at EU, national and regional level. They provide also opportunities for the introduction of new environmentally friendly practices and targeted measures funded by the future Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which shall be the key enabler for the achievement of these targets."

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